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We are in the process of planning this year's PhD Career Day, which will take place on 25 April 2024. You can sign up here. Below you can see the companies that are already registered. More information will be continuously updated on the page.

PhD Career Day is an annual event where you as a PhD student or junior researcher can learn more about your career prospects by meeting company representatives face-to-face, get an understanding of what the companies stand for, and look for. 

Companies for PhD Career Day 2024

Astora Consulting

Astora Consulting specializes in providing expert solutions and strategies for the life science industry, with a focus on the intersection between business and IT. We assist biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare organizations with optimizing their operations, driving innovation, and achieving their goals, in the short- and long term.

Current trends show that digitalization and the use of modern technologies are becoming increasingly important for life science companies to remain competitive, improve patient outcomes, and streamline operations.

At Astora Consulting we assist with the challenges that arise from integrating these new technologies across the value chain through our expertise in organizational design, process optimization, digital transformation & strategy, analysis & implementation, change management, and regulatory and compliance.


DANEMO is the Danish research support center and communication platform with the mission to increase attention to the numerous opportunities at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) for career paths, funding, and scientific services such as core facilities, databases, instruments, and large-scale facilities. EMBO and EMBL opportunities are relevant to everyone in the Danish research communities within life sciences in both academia and industry, from undergraduates to senior scientists! 

Danfoss A/S

We engineer tomorrow to build a better future

Decarbonizing with our customers and long-term value creation. With leading application know-how, and sustainable innovation, we set out to become our customers’ preferred decarbonization partner, with a focus on long-term value creation for our customers and employees.

Five global megatrends

Danfoss is more relevant than ever. We engineer solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification. Our solutions meet many of the challenges from Climate Change, Urbanization, and Food and Water Supply scarcity, while capturing opportunities in Digitalization and Electrification.

ESG initiatives

Decarbonization - We pioneer solutions for customers to enable decarbonization in an intelligent, cost-optimal manner and ensure carbon neutrality in our own operations
Circularity - We innovate best-in-class circular products as the default when developing, producing, sourcing, and selling to deliver new value propositions
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - We offer a leading employee experience that values and respects diversity and inclusion to attract and retain top talent that can lead the green transition

Danske Commodities


HØIBERG is a European Intellectual Property firm, which counsels on all aspects of intellectual property rights including patents and IP strategies. We have both start-ups and multi-national companies as clients. A patent consultant ensures that the inventions of today become the products of tomorrow. We ensure that innovative ideas reach the market by giving inventors the right to their ideas. At HØIBERG, 90% of our Patent Attorneys have a PhD degree. You need a scientific degree to become a Patent Consultant - NOT a law degree. The job combines scientific skills with new knowledge on IP law and business development, so you are constantly challenged, occasionally also within your own scientific field.

InCommodities A/S

At InCommodities, we buy and sell power, natural gas, and output from renewables across the globe. Our transactions balance the energy markets, ensuring the security of supply, the lowest possible prices for consumers, and reliable, steady energy.

Founded in 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark, we are one of the world's fastest-growing energy trading companies, today employing +200 people from more than 20 countries.

But how did we get there? We decided to do things differently. We challenged old structures and questioned management processes. We created a supportive culture to be proud of. We nurtured a common aspiration to rethink how data and technology are used.

Today, we see ourselves as a scalable tech company pioneering algorithmic energy trading and renewables management. Software development, automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are cornerstones of our business model.

But most importantly, everything we achieve rests on our team. Making InCommodities outstanding requires many different professions and personalities. And that could be you!



The Innovation Fund Denmark creates a framework for the country's entrepreneurs, researchers and companies so that they can develop innovative solutions to society's challenges. They will introduce the Industrial post.doc programme and the Innoexplorer programme. 

Kamstrup A/S

Kamstrup is a Danish technology company, which was founded in 1946 with employees in more than 20 countries and headquarters in Stilling south of Aarhus. We believe no one should have to question their access to clean water or the prospect of a sustainable energy future. Our smart metering solutions empower utilities and societies to reduce water loss and increase energy efficiency by providing them with the insight to act and the data to target their efforts.


KMC – 90 years of know how

The company KMC supplies potato-based ingredients to food industry clients throughout the world. KMC is a cooperative, owned by Danish potato growers, developing, producing and exporing potato-based ingredients for food, feed and other products for more than 9o countries. We have full control over the enire supply chain. We have a guaranteed supply of quality-controlled raw materials with rigorously documents origin, which also helps us boost the quality of our ingredients. The products KMC Applications are used in cheese, sugar confectionary, plant-based alternatives, dressings, snacks, noodles and more. Our R&D focus is on natural polymer chemistry, food technology and pretty much any other innovative technical capability we can apply to tackling our customers’ practical requirements and commercial priorities better.

NMD Pharma

NMD Pharma discovers and develops novel therapeutics for neuromuscular diseases.

NMD Pharma has a unique experimental platform focusing on ion channel function and electrophysiology of skeletal muscle. We develop small molecule inhibitors of skeletal muscle-specific ClC-1 ion channels that have a promising therapeutic potential in a range of neuromuscular diseases in which muscle activation is failing leading to muscle weakness and excessive fatigue that compromise the ability of patients to conduct essential human behaviour and cause lack of independence.

Our initial focus is on myasthenia gravis, spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie Tooth’s disease, and sarcopenia. Each of these diseases has a profound impact on patient's functional level and their overall quality of life.

Read more here: https://www.nmdpharma.com/



Takeda is a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to people worldwide. Our passion and pursuit of potentially life-changing treatments for patients are deeply rooted in over 240 years of distinguished history in Japan.

Our global organization has more than 50.000 employees worldwide and covers around 80 countries. We are approximately 70 employees in our Danish affiliate, covering functions such as: Commercial operations, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Regulatory/Compliance and Data, Digital & Technology.

Our employees in the Danish affiliate covers a broad educational background ranging from marketing, communication, economists, health economists, public health to nurses, pharmacists and doctors, several of these with additional PhD degrees.

The Royal Danish Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek

The Royal Danish Library (Det Kgl. Bibliotek) is an institution under the Danish Ministry of Culture. They supply and distribute knowledge and information as well as preserve the Danish cultural heritage for posterity.

As a university library, Royal Danish Library provides services that support research and education at Aarhus University, the IT University of Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University. As a national library, Royal Danish Library collects, preserves and provides access to cultural heritage via texts, images and audio, in both physical and digital form. As a loan centre for the Danish public libraries, Royal Danish Library provides service that supplements the public libraries’ service offerings to citizens. As a research institution, Royal Danish Library increases knowledge and awareness of the Danish cultural heritage.

Companies for PhD Career Day 2023

Arla Foods Amba

Arla Foods is among the largest dairy companis in the world and a cooperative owned by more than 8000 farmer owners, who are responsible for over 1.5 million cows, and who are thriving to produce dairy in a sustainable way while protecting the welfare of the cows and nature around them.

They collect around 13.5 billion kg of raw milk each year, mainly from our owners in seven countries. They process milk at their 60 sites. They produce 6.8 billion kg of nutritious dairy products each year. They sell our products in 144 countries to hundreds of different customers, mostly supermarket chains.

Creating the future of dairy Dairy is at a defining moment. Globally, the demand for dairy is increasing, but it’s also changing. Food choices are being shaped by the desire for sustainability, while there also needs to be a step change to halt poor diets and malnutrition. Our food system requires re-thinking and with our Future26 strategy they aim to secure our place as part of the solution.

Arla Foods Ingredients

A leading whey ingredient supplier – all over the world. Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S is a subsidiary of Arla Foods.

Arla Foods Ingredients is a leading whey ingredient supplier for early life nutrition, baking, dairy, medical applications and sports nutrition. We’re known for having the industry’s highest levels of quality, innovation and food safety. Our functional and nutritional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose and whey permeate can promote nutrition, improve texture, prolong freshness and increase yield for industrial food products.

CemeCon Scandinavia A/S

At CemeCon Scandinavia A/S, they specialize in the development and production of cutting-edge ceramic coatings for industrial customers. With over 20 years of experience in materials and advanced coating technologies, their team possesses a deep understanding of tribology - the science of wear, friction, and lubrication.

CemeCon Scandinavia is a highly innovative company with a great focus on research and development. They are a know-how and research center with close relationships with numerous international institutes and universities. This includes access to advanced analysis and characterization techniques which they widely use in the development of new state-of-the-art coatings, focusing on creating sustainable solutions for the industry.

Chr. Hansen A/S

Chr. Hansen is a global market leader in bioscience and natural ingredients offering worldwide opportunities for a meaningful career. They work to pioneer science in food ingredients, nutritional health, agricultural productivity and medical treatment.


Together with customers, partners and colleagues, COWI shape a future where people and societies grow and flourish. They do that by co-creating sustainable and beautiful solutions that improve the quality of life for people today and many generations ahead. Their starting point is gaining a deep understanding of our customers, their aspirations and concerns. This is what sets them apart and how they deliver long-term value. 
Primarily located in Scandinavia, the UK, North America and India, they currently number 6,900 people, who offer their expertise in engineering, architecture, energy and environment. 


DANEMO promotes the use of core facilities at EMBL sites and nourish collaborations between research groups in Denmark and at EMBL.Furthermore they encourage scientists to apply for PhD, fellowships, group leader programmes, and to take advantage of career development and networking opportunities at both EMBL and EMBO.

Danfoss A/S

Driven by the potential of an electrified society, and powered by the opportunities of going digital, Danfoss is engineering technology that helps the world to get much more out of less. With the promise of quality, reliability and innovation deeply rooted in their DNA, they deliver an extensive range of products and solutions across their business segments.

Danish Technological Institute

Danish Technological Institute is a leading research and technology company. Come meet them if you want to develop and disseminate research and new technologies for the green transition within food, energy, and materials as well as digitalization. Around 25% of the employees have a PhD.

Danske Commodities A/S

Danske Commodities is a leading energy trading company. At Danske Commodities, they bring renewables to the market at scale and provide the flexibility needed to meet the energy demands and intermittency of renewable power generation.

Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Danish Library)

The Royal Danish Library (Det Kgl. Bibliotek) is an institution under the Danish Ministry of Culture. They supply and distribute knowledge and information as well as preserve the Danish cultural heritage for posterity. They provide services as national library, university library, loan centre for the Danish public libraries and as a research institution.

Grundfos A/S

Grundfos is a global water technology company committed to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improving the quality of life for people. They set the standard in terms of innovation, efficiency, reliability and sustainability. 


They love science. HØIBERG is a patent agency, which counsels on all aspects of intellectual property rights including patents and IP strategies. 90% of their Patent Attorneys have a PhD degree, because they need to understand the science & inventions of today, in order to protect the products of tomorrow.

InCommodities A/S

InCommodities wants to challenge the status quo with aspirations to rethink how data and technology are used in energy trading. They have ambitions to become the best workplace in the world and support the transition to green energy.


The Innovation Fund Denmark creates a framework for the country's entrepreneurs, researchers and companies so that they can develop innovative solutions to society's challenges. They will introduce different industrial researcher programs (e.g. the industrial postdoc program). 

Joint Research Centre

Science and technology are pivotal to good policy making. As the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the JRC provides independent scientific advice and support to EU policy, in order to tackle the interlinked and complex challenges faced by our society. Working in partnerships inside and outside the European Commission, we help to identify solutions. With the help of almost 60 research infrastructures in five countries, we provide the underpinning science via modelling, monitoring tools and analyses to help design new policy initiatives and to monitor existing ones. Our scientific work supports the priorities of the Commission, covering a variety of areas including agriculture and food security, environment and climate change, nuclear safety and security, as well as innovation and growth. 

Kamstrup A/S

Kamstrup is a world leading manufacturer of system solutions for smart energy and water metering. They believe no one should have to question their access to clean water or the prospect of a sustainable energy future which is why their purpose is to ensure clean water and power to as many people as possible. 

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm employing around 10,000 consultants in more than 100 offices located in more than 30 countries. They work with the world’s leading companies, governments, and major institutions, including some of the world’s largest technology companies.

Netcompany A/S

Netcompany is the fastest growing and most successful IT service company in Northern Europe. Today, Netcompany lead the way with digitalisation, building modern IT solutions and introducing advanced use of technology for large global customer, side by side in agile teams. Netcompany build scalable robust solutions that will adapt to changing business needs, fully anchored in the organization. 

NMD Pharma A/S

NMD Pharma is a clinical-stage biotech company founded with a focus to deliver life-transforming therapies for people living with neuromuscular diseases.They have a unique translational muscle electrophysiology platform leveraging in-depth know-how of muscle physiology and muscular disorders for discovering and developing first-in-class therapeutics in neuromuscular diseases with a significant unmet medical need.

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Their purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity, and rare blood and rare endocrine diseases. They do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure the diseases we treat. Novo Nordisk employs more than 50,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and they market their products in 170 countries.


We are the Aarhus branch of the global company QIAGEN, renowned for its sample and assay technologies for molecular biology applications. The Aarhus branch is part of QIAGEN DIGITAL INSIGHTS - we develop software and database solutions for analysis of genetic molecular data. 


Scitaris are a boutique consulting firm consisting of passionate scientific minds working with pharma and biotech companies across the US and Europe. Driven by their deep scientific understanding, their mission is to maximize their clients’ success in bringing drugs to the market that make meaningful changes to patients’ lives.

Other participants

Aarhus University Alumni Network

Aarhus University's Alumni Network is for all alumni from Aarhus University (AU), including alumni from educational institutions that have merged with AU. You become an alumnus when you graduate from Aarhus University, in other words when you hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD, professional Master’s or diploma degree from the university.The mission is to create life-long relationships with our alumni that create value for the alumni, students, staff, AU and society.

As a member of the Aarhus University Alumni Network you will receive:

  • News and offers from AU
  • Invitations to events 
  • Continuing and further education 
  • Access to life-long learning, inspiration, meaningful networking and career enhancement


AUPA works politically and strategically to improve well-being and conditions for PhDs across the five faculties at Aarhus University. They discuss the university's development, new or existing solutions, and how to improve them. 

Danish Life Science Cluster

Danish Life Science Cluster is a Danish national cluster for life science and welfare technology. We connect partners, drive innovation, and create networks between companies, research institutions, and organizations within life science and welfare technology.

Junior Researcher Association

The Junior Researcher Association aims to improve the working conditions for Postdocs and Assistant Professors, and works closely with the Aarhus University leadership and administration to achieve the best possible environment, making Aarhus University a more attractive place for postdoctoral training. We also organize relevant events and seminars for JRs. 

The Kitchen

The Kitchen is Aarhus University’s startup hub dedicated to help entrepreneurs and innovators grow. In The Kitchen, you can explore your entrepreneurial potential through workshops, courses, events and inspirational talks.